Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines


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Recent Reviews

Nathan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Talk to the current students and alumni before making a definite decision.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Talk to the current students and alumni before making a definite decision.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Just the actual academic demans and how dead it is on weekends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How demanding the course load can be, and how continuous it is. There are hardly ever lulls to relax.

Sean
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for prodcing some of the best engineers in the country and placing nearly all of the graduating stude...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for prodcing some of the best engineers in the country and placing nearly all of the graduating students in top jobs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Every student need to find their own way through school and what works best for them. There is no set path for students to follow and each sudent will eventually. Also if you struggle at first do not become frustrated you would be surprised to find how many other students are in your exact same posiition. So if you are struggling try changing up your routine until you find what works best for you because when it is all said and done if you want to succeed you will find a way to do it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I feel the worst thing about the school is how difficult they make the grading. In other schools they curve the tests, whereas at School of Mines there is no such thing as curving. So the GPA of most students is extremely low compared to students from other universities.

shelby
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut. Figure out what makes you feel most comfortable and after seeking out schools with those qualities choose ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut. Figure out what makes you feel most comfortable and after seeking out schools with those qualities choose which one feels right or you gravitate toward.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Students who are not afraid to work hard and ocassionally fall short fit in well at Mines. The campus atmosphere is very friendly and the population is diverse. People who feel strongly about their school work but also have a variety of other interests that they like to dabble in are often comfortable.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who struggle with their coursework or attending class period should not attend Mines. If math and science are weak points in their learning, not a subject of major interest, or not something they will work hard on, students do poorly. Those students expecting a vibrant social life and very little actual work should consider other options.

Chris
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Very small campus, high job placement, close to all the ski slopes, very engineering oriented, close to home, great Army ROTC...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Very small campus, high job placement, close to all the ski slopes, very engineering oriented, close to home, great Army ROTC program, gradutes from this school are highly sought after, degrees from this school carry a lot of weight with them, everyone here is very intelligent

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

it's one of the hardest enginnering schools in the country, i have a garaunteed job when I graduate, i get to take classes like explosives, foundry, and welding

Nate
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The people are generally very nerdy but still very interesting and fun people to be around and the school itself is challengi...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The people are generally very nerdy but still very interesting and fun people to be around and the school itself is challenging but managable once you have learned the ropes.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The quality of the engineers it produces and companies high demand for them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure to visit the college and walk around campus both with a guide and without to see how students there look. Are they happy? Sad? Are they the kind of people you think you would get along with? The most important thing is to have a good base of friends to get you through the year.

Tyler
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The Colorado School of Mines is a very technical and tough school.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The Colorado School of Mines is a very technical and tough school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When you are looking for a college, the most important thing is to find a place where you can feel at home. You have to be able to find a group of friends that not only accept your specific piece of geekdom, but embrace it. Never go somewhere that changes who you are.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known a little bit more about the campus before i began school.

Alister
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Depending on what you wnat to do with your life makes a big impact on what college you should go to. In my experience Colorado School of Mines is a school for people who know exactly what they want and are willing to work extremely hard until they graduate. If you are unsure what you want to do i suggest community college for a couple of years until you can figure it out. Otherwise check out the colleges you think are right for you and do the tours ask around, just don't jump to a conclusion unless you are sure.

Mila
Describe the students at your school.

The class is made up of mostly males from the Colorado area, with a smattering of women and students from Saudi Arabia and ot...

Describe the students at your school.

The class is made up of mostly males from the Colorado area, with a smattering of women and students from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, who all seem to disappear on weekends and/or drink altogether WAY too much.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineering, geology, petroleum engineering, and a very high male-to-female student ratio.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking at colleges, keep in mind that the field of study that you might be thinking is "the one" for you might not end up being the one you actually study. Also be sure to consider a school's general education requirements, class size, location and accessibility, flexibility in the number of years of study (ie: will you be kicked out after 4 years, with or without a degree?), and availability of merit-based scholarships. Once you're attending a school, don't be afraid to transfer if you are not enjoying yourself. It's not necessary to put yourself through four (or more) years of hell because of a mistake you made in high school.

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  • Enrollment
  • 4,610
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $17,842
  • Acceptance rate
  • 40%

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